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Experience life change with LASIK and other vision correction options

Clemson Eye is a Well‑Respected Leader in Vision Correction Surgery

We offer multiple excellent solutions to treat your nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism, or age‑related near vision loss (presbyopia).

Since the first LASIK procedure was performed in 1990, tens of millions of people have had it worldwide. It is considered the safest elective procedure in all of medicine. Along with its excellent safety profile, it has an excellent success rate.

Clemson Eye owned and operated Spectrum Lasik from 2010 to 2015. With the opening of our new Visual Health & Surgery center in Greenville in 2016, we consolidated all our services under one name – Clemson Eye. With eye doctors in twelve locations, including our Lasik surgery suite at our Greenville – Pelham Road location, we are here to support you throughout the Upstate!

Our LASIK consultations are free. They take up to 60 minutes, include a comprehensive eye exam and can be booked at any of our clinic locations.

Most Advanced, Fastest Lasers for Your Eye Care Needs

We use the most advanced laser refractive system available today.

Some centers offer older technology and possibly somewhat lower prices. But the newer technology we use solves problems that earlier technology simply can’t, such as dry eye, astigmatism and night vision issues. Our eye surgeons use the best technology and techniques because it gives our patients the best visual results.

The ability to see better after laser vision correction at Clemson Eye has motivated patients to explore new opportunities personally and professionally.

Experience You Can Trust

Clemson Eye has been a leading provider of LASIK for Upstate residents for more than 15 years. Our eye doctors and medical team provide our patients with the best experience, technology and visual results possible.

Clemson Eye surgeons are American Board Certified Ophthalmologists and together have performed more than 50,000 LASIK, cataract and microsurgical procedures. Our LASIK clinic is located in Greenville, but you can have your pre- and post operative examinations at any of Clemson Eye’s convenient locations in Greenville, Anderson, Easley and Clemson.

Dr Parisi Performing Eye Exam

LASIK on the Frontlines

LASIK outcomes have been overwhelmingly positive. Most military patients see 20/20 or better after the procedure without corrective glasses or contact lenses, and the rate of complications has been very low.

In another study, 100% of pilots and other aircraft personnel from the U.S. Navy and U.S. Marine Corps who underwent custom (wavefront-guided) LASIK attained 20/20 uncorrected vision within two weeks after surgery.

When questioned about their satisfaction one month after surgery, 95 percent of these patients said the procedure made them more effective in their roles, and 100 percent said they would recommend LASIK to other aviators.

Watch LASIK on the Frontlines, to learn how NASA and the Department of Defense have extensively adopted LASIK for their special forces.

Do you think you might be a good candidate for LASIK?

Schedule consultation or take our LASIK self-test to find out.

Who is a LASIK Candidate?

Having served the Upstate for more than 40 years, our eye surgeons and medical team enjoy an exceptional record of excellent outcomes. We are dedicated to your vision for life.

LASIK at Clemson Eye is safe and fast. Recovery is generally quick or a few days after your procedure. There are no bandages or stitches required.

You are a LASIK candidate if:

  • You’re 18 years or older.
  • You do not have an eye disease.
  • Your prescription has not changed for at least a year.
  • Have the approved corneal thickness and topography.

Clemson Eye offers patients a multitude of vision correction options. We are committed to providing a solution that is right for you. Our eye doctors always take the time to discuss with you the very best options for your specific situation and long-term eye health. Consultations for any vision correction procedures are free and take just 60 minutes.

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What Can LASIK Treat?

LASIK restores your vision if you suffer from nearsightedness, farsightedness, presbyopia or have astigmatism.

Here are the refractive errors LASIK can correct:

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  • Myopia (Nearsightedness) occurs when light rays are focused in front of the retina instead of directly on the retina. To treat nearsightedness, the cornea must be made flatter. This is accomplished by removing microscopic amounts of tissue from the center of the cornea.
  • Hyperopia (Farsightedness) occurs when light rays are not bent enough to focus on the retina. To treat farsightedness, the central cornea must be made steeper. This is accomplished by directing the laser beam to remove tissue from around this area.
  • Astigmatism (irregularly shaped cornea) occurs when light rays are focused by an irregularly shaped cornea at more than one point on the retina. To treat astigmatism, the cornea must be made more spherical. By changing the pattern of the beam, tissue is removed in one direction more than the other.
  • Presbyopia (age-related near-vision loss) is part of the eyes’ natural aging process that typically starts around age 40. That is the age when the eyes’ natural lenses start to lose their flexibility. As a result, we lose our ability to focus on objects up close and require reading glasses. To treat presbyopia, our surgeons perform a custom ‘Blended Vision’ LASIK that corrects your dominant eye for distance and your non-dominant eye for intermediate and near vision. Fortunately, patients can test ‘Blended Vision’ prior to LASIK with a specialized ‘Mono-Vision’ contact lens trial, to see if they are an ideal candidate.

    Many people mistake LASIK to be a procedure only for younger people, but with our ability to correct presbyopia, LASIK can make you spectacle free when you’re older, too.

LASIK Saves You Money

When we looked at the actual costs of eye wear over a lifetime versus the cost of LASIK, LASIK was the more cost effective choice. By a long shot. Based on an average life expectancy of 74 years, here are the numbers.

Cost Assumptions

Prescription Glasses
$200 every other year
Prescription Sunglasses
$350 every other year
Contact Lenses
$40 per month
Contact Lens Cleaning Supplies and Drops
$15 per month
Average Cost of Wearing Glasses and Contacts
$935 per year
Average Cost of LASIK for Both Eyes
$4,600 one time


20-year old saves almost
30-year old saves more than
40-year old saves more than
50-year old saves more than
Based on average cost assumptions


Remember to check out our current LASIK offer. It in addition to tax-deferred Health Savings or Flexible Spending Accounts, and 0% financing can make your Lasik more affordable than ever.
In addition, for a limited time you can receive $1000 in LASIK savings.
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